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're not a football fan, you know the name jovan belcher. you know he killed the mother of his child and then committed suicide. but what do we know about his girlfriend? his partner? the mother of his child, kasandra perkins? according to the kansas city star perkins and belcher were madly in love but argued of late. the star added many people knew that belcher owned guns and enjoyed shooting but they'd never known him to be violent. not even close. nbc's bob costas on sunday night football took on the gun issue and started a twitter firestorm. >> you want some actual perspective on this? well, a bit of it comes from the kansas city-based writer jason whitlock with whom i do not always agree but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensures more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy. >> we'll talk about guns and crimes and domestic violence in a minute. first, casey wian is in kansas city this morning with the chiefs. good morning, casey. >> reporter: good mor
morning, kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher murdered the mother of his 3-month-old child. girlfriend cassandra perkins at their home. he drove to the team's practice facility and turned the gun on nims front of his coach and general manager. no one knows what set him off. but costas thinks he knows the reason. here he is on sunday night football. >> you want actual perspective on this? a bit comes from jason whitlock who i don't agree but today said it so well we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the and of his article. our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensure more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy an more convenience store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodieed and dead. handguns do not bring safety. they exacerbate our flaws and bait us to embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming daying, jovan belcher's action and the possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows, but here wrote whitlock, this is what i believe. if jovan belcher didn't possess a
of their team. police say linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, the mother of his infant daughter. minutes later he took his own life in the parking lot of arrowhead stadium where the chiefs play right in front of his coaches. nbc's tan trareporter. >> reporter: kansas city head coach romeo crennel wiped away tears on the sideline one day after witnessing linebacker jovan belcher taking his own life. >> i'm choosing not to answer any questions about what i saw yesterday. and i think that you will understand that, and hopefully you will respect my wishes on that because it wasn't a pretty sight. >> reporter: belcher shot himself here at this practice facility at famed arrowhead stadium. crennel told police the 25-year-old belcher thanked him and general manager scott pioli for all they did for him. and then fired the fatal shots. >> our prayers go out to the family of kasandra perkins. they are grieving, and we send our condolences to that family. our prayers and condolences go out to the family of jovan belcher. they are also grieving. >> reporter: earlier that morning be
say chiefs quarterback jovan belcher killed his girlfriend -- then turned the gun on himself. with the hot hand. damian: bring back alex. >> if zimmermann is being charged with second-degree murder. his trial is the 9-1-1 calls have been released from this involving n-f-l player jovan the kansas city his girlfriend, the mother began saturday morning. >> "shooting, 5401 crysler .. female." "i believe our suspect is a chiefs player." "ok, i've got two coaches, one other employee here who's trying to beg with this guy." (noise) self-inflicted, oneit's clear what happened: jovan belcher shot his the mother of their three- times, then drove to thebut why remains unanswered. the league decided their critical of the team's performance on the field, through an off- the-fieldthe chiefs played their best game of the season and won. and for a three-month-old girl... the love of her parents lost forever. >> a photo are george zimmerman - never before seen by the public - has been released. zimmerman is the man charged with shooting and killing trayvon martin last february. the
the suicide of jovan belcher. belcher drove to the practice facility and thanked chiefs coach and general manager before tyking his own life. >> they talked for a bit and that's what he shot himself. >> reporter: the suicide followed a domestic incident five miles from the stadium approximately belcher shot his girlfriend kassandra perkins multiple times, killing her. >> they've been arguing before the shooting occurred. >> reporter: belcher's mother called 911. she had recently moved into the house, possibly to help with her grandchild. belcher got his start here in west babylon new york. he led the team to their first undefeated season. going on to play college ball before landing in the pros. belcher spent all four years with the chiefs. playing in every game this year. but the team is 1-10 this season. stuck in an 8-game losing streak. kansas city's mayor wouldn't speculate on a motive, but acknowledged the pressures of the job. >> we're talking about kids that are 25, 26, 24 years old playing in circumstances that most of us never dream of and living lives in fish bowls. >> reporter:
, but finding it hard to celebrate. they took to the field a day after police say their teammate, jovan belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girl friend, kasandra perkins. belcher then turned the gun on himself outside the chiefs practice facility in front of his coaches and the general manager. he and perkins leave behind a 3-month-old daughter. the chiefs beat the panthers 27-21 last night. the struggling team winning only its second game of the season despite this senseless violence an the loss of their teammate. coach romeo crennel congratulated the team after the win. >> you stuck together as a team like we talked about, helped each other, all right? family and friends, you relied on those people, all right? you relied on your faith to help get you through this, all right? we got through it, all right? in a grand way because everybody made a contribution. everybody helped, okay? that's what a team is about. >> casey wian has been talk together chiefs players and coaches, all trying to come to grips with this violent murder/suicide. what's the latest? >> well, the latest on the investiga
million for jovan belcher's daughter. >>> high res images from space. it allows images of city lights, gas flares, aur rar ras, to be seen by the naked eye. >>> stories making news across america on this thursday. in washington state, a 35 year relationship was officially legitimized. as the clock struck 12:00 out west, they became the first same sex couple to receive a marriage license in the evergreen state, a fitting honor for the couple who was featured in the ad campaign to legalize same-sex marriage. >>> newark, new jersey, mayor co cory booker is gearing up for a food stamp diet. he will be living on $30 worth of food stamps for the week. the mayor took on the challenge after getting into a debate with one of his twitter followers. >>> north of the border a few military vets suited up for team u.s.a. despite their inspiring stories of lost limbs and sacrifice, team canada beat the americans 2-1. however, team u.s.a. earned enough wins for a spot in the semifinals. >>> sports, tipoff in the nba, bobcats and nicks, with three seconds left new york's j.r. smith took the inbounds pass a
mayor cory booker lives on food stamps. >>> the nfl steps in for jovan belcher's 4 month old daughter. plus high resolution images from space. it uses techniques that allows the images such as city laws, aur rar ras, wildfires, and moonlight be seen by the naked eye. >>> stories making news across america on this thursday. in washington state, a 35-year-old relationship was officially legitimized a short time ago as the clock struck 12:00 out west. they became the first same sex couple to receive a marriage license in the evergreen state, a fitting honor for the couple who was featured in the ad campaign to legalize same-sex marriage. >>> newark new jersey mayor core rebooker is gearing up for his food stamp challenge. he will be on a steady diet of beans and vegetables and whatever else he can afford living on $35 of food stamps. he took on the challenge after getting into a debate with one of his twitter followers. >>> north of the border they suited up for the sled hockey. team u.s.a. earned enough wins for a spot in the semifinals. >>> sports, tipoff in the nba, bobcats, nicks. th
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. >>> but we'll start in kansas city where the linebacker jovan belcher was supposed to take the field for the chiefs, but that's not going to happen. police said that he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old baby girl. abc's john schriffen is inside arrowhead stadium where today's game will still be played. >> reporter: dan, good morning. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. according to the kansas city star, it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. well, tragically, it ended seven hours later. when belcher shot her several times, and he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why nfl linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. as far a
girlfriend before committing suicide. the dramatic jovan belcher took his life. >> the city was under lock down after the suicide of 25-year- old line backer, jovan belcher. he drove to the practice facility and thanked the chief, coach and general manager before taking his own life. >> he never threatened them or anything. they talked for a little bit and that's when he shot himself. >> reporter: the suicide followed a domestic incident 5 miles from the stadium. he shot his girlfriend, 22-year- old kasandra perkins multiple times killing her. >> they're been arguing before the shooting occurred this morning. >> reporter: belcher's mother called 911. she had moved into the house to help with grandchild. he got his start here on this field in new york. as a senior he led the team to the first undefeated season eventually going onto play college ball in maine before landing in the pros. he spent all four of his nfl seasons with the chiefs moving into the starting line up and playing every game this r year. the team is 1 and 10 this year. the mayor wouldn't speculate on a motive for the shoot
, thank you. one day after kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher murdered his girlfriend then killed himself, his team was back on the field for a game. the chief beat the carolina panthers 27-2 -- but as manual bojorquez reports the team and fans are still struggling for answers. >> reporter: amid the typical game day festivities at arrowhead stadium, reminders of a team tragedy. the chiefs coach romeo crennel greeted fans just one day after watching linebacker jovan belcher take his life. >> it's tough when circumstance happen, you can't undo them. and so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family, your friends and rely on your faith. >> reporter: authorities say belcher shot and killed kasandra perkins his girlfriend and mother of his three month old daughter yesterday morning at home. he then drove to the team's practice facility where he shot himself in front of crennel and general manager scott pioli. >> after talking with the captains, they also felt like it was best that we play, if for no other reason it takes our mind off our missery for a few hours. >> reporter: t
now investigators say they are trying to figure out what prompted jovan belcher to murder his girlfriend before taking his own life. police say that jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, on sunday morning before heading to the chiefs stadium where he killed himself in front of his head coach and others. the chiefs have any moment of silence before their game yesterday to remember all the victims of domestic violence. not specifically naming jovan belcher, but certainly a lot of questions. steve brown has more in chicago with this. we heard a little bit of the 911 call before the break. how do those final moments play out at arrowhead stadium earlier on saturday morning? reporter: yes, let's put that into context. kasandra perkins was shot numerous times and fatally wounded by the father of their child. that is jovan belcher, who drove to arrowhead stadium, essentially to talk to two people. that would be head coach and general manager. neither of those two gentlemen have commented on how those final seconds played out. but police officer that was watc
chiefs say jovan belcher has no history of serious head injuries, but friend say he has many times received head injuries and in recent months he was taking heavy medication as well as alcohol to deal with this. we also now know that jovan belcher's mother was inside the house when he shot and killed his girlfriend, reportedly shooting her nine times. the mother is the one that called 911. police say there is no history of domestic violence. but friends are saying this was a rocky relationship. during halftime of last night's game bob costas, the nbc broadcaster used his segment where he often does opinion on sports to instead advocate for gun control. costas paraphrase an article written by a kansas city-based writer for fox sports. >> handguns do not enhance our safety. they exacerbate our flaws and bait us to embrace confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days jovan belcher's actions will be an lids. but i believe in jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> reporter: a lot of people criticizing costas for using a spo
linebacker jovan belcher who shot and killed his girlfriend and then traveled to the facility and killed himself in front of the head coach. >> what he did, we didn't like, we're not crazy about. but he's still a member of our fami family. and when yo go out in society and things like this happen in society because they do happen in society, you don't see people throwing the family member ts out the door, you know. they're still loved by their family members, but the act, you don't like the act. and so you move on, you deal with it. and you don't have a choice. you have to move on. >> because of the nature of the sport, cheers are sometimes shed in the fl on the field. in back-to-back league the league has been moved to tears by two separate but no less tragic off-the-field events. >>> coming up, the president has his. work cut out for him as he starts his new cablet. what is next as the gop is ready for a fight to oppose susan rice, the secretary of state. >>> and a beautiful shot, good morning. that's a shot of the white house. so glad you're starting your morning with us. ♪ the weat
. good for him. >>> new video leased by the kansas city police shows jovan belcher before his death. one shows police talking to belcher after they found him apparently sleeping behind the wheel in his car. he was not arrested but police determined he had been drinking. now, belcher told police he was going to the apartment to see a woman. police say he shot his girlfriend later that morning. then himself. >>> we are getting details on a second nfl tragedy in as many weeks. so what's going on with pro football? mark mckay has more. >> reporter: jerry brown jr., a dallas cowboy's practice squad linebacker was killed early saturday in a one-vehicle crash in irving, texas. the 25-year-old brown was a passenger driven by cowboys' teammate josh brent. police arrested and booked the 24-year-old brent, a defensive lineman into the irving city jail on one count of intoxicating manslaughter. >> our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so mr. price brent was asked to perform some field sobriety tests. after he performed those tests along with our officers
to promote gun control. remember this? >> in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and the possible connection to football will be analyzed. if belcher didn't possess a gun, he and perkins would both be alive today. >> eric: so after that, bob costas said he wouldn't back track. but now, a couple hours later, costas called the jovan belcher commentary a mistake. he said my mistake and i left it open for too much communication. >> dana: i think bob costas has to say something. getting too much attention for it. i'm sure that nbc didn't like the type of attention he was getting. even if you agree with bob costas, even with the anthem and police honored on the field. but missed communication is another cop out. miscommunication means oops, i could have said it better. remember, we have heard this before in politics. as you remember, i don't have to repeat it. the question i have on this and the new information was the police. they find anymore a bentley and wake up and say hey, don't drive. maybe there is a little bit more of giving a pass. to people who are famous or wealthy with a be
in the murder-suicide of n.f.l. star jovan belcher and cassandra perkins. the kansas city star and the "new york post" report that belcher spent the night drinking and partying with a girl named britney glass, at a popular bar district in downtown kansas city. belcher drove miss glass home, dropped her off and passed out in misbentley. 2:50 a.m., cops woke belcher up and told him not to drive. he called glass apt spent the next four hours in her apartment. at 6:45 a.m., he drove the bentley to his home where girlfriend perkins recently arrived with her own night out with friends. argument ensued and belcher shot perkins nine times. belcher's mother and baby were there for the shooting. after killing perkins, belcher kissed the lifeless body, walk toed his mother, kissed his baby girl and left. he drove five miles to the chiefs' practice field after several minutes of pleading with him, they couldn't talk belcher off the ledge. belcher thanked the coaches, knelt down beside a car, made a sign of a cross and put a shot to his fare hoed ending his life -- fairhead ending his life. serve trying to m
city chief jovan belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself. the new video shows cops confronting him before the shooting. belcher was reportedly out drinking that night and brent's arrest is the 15th player arrested for suspicion of dui. it's a problem. what should the n.f.l. do about it? that's the discussion over the weekend. people have strong opinions about this. thinking there should be curfews imposed and device on vehicles. host of ideas to combat the problem. >> eric: this may sound callous, but i don't think there is a problem. the n.f.l. offers a service that has is fantastic. if anyone is drinking, intoxicated, whatever they're doing, if they feel impaired or don't feel good, pick up a phone and taxi will be there to drive them where they want to go. no questions asked. it won't get reported to the n.f.l. won't get reported to the team. this is personal responsibility. we need to point out that the dui rate among n.f.l. players is half that of the general population. >> bob: younger males. >> eric: right. i mean the age demographic, 2,000 n.f.l. players and they're sto
? if you have the video -- greg's point, exactly to greg's point, jovan belcher before he killed his girlfriend and then killed himself was pulled over by the cops. >> dana: found him sleeping in his car. >> eric: they asked him what position he played. he had a bentley and $300,000 bentley sitting there. the question is -- here it is. if he wasn't jovan belcher and he was joe six-pack and camry, would he be able to walk or would they have arrested him for sitting drunk in his car? your point is well taken. >> kimberly: they have a couple of ideas here. in particular, the cowboys are thinking of putting a device to immobilize a player's car. they babysit them to a certain extent. training camp. they try to have somebody like -- bob, you used to this sometimes. >> bob: inner lock system. they use it for punishment with dwis. >> kimberly: is that going too far? >> bob: it is. >> dana: he killed somebody. >> eric: that is going to drive drinkers to drugs. because there is no interlock system for marijuana, heroin, cocaine. nothing to blow in to you to allow you to shut the ignition off.
's training center where he turned the gun on himself. police have identified him as jovan belcher, and had been with the team for four years. a spokesperson joins me now on the phone, officer sapp, this is sad story, and it is horrible to have to report. but walk us through what happened. >> yeah, a little before 8:00 this morning, we received a call from a resident, a 911 call stating there was a shooting in a residence. when we arrived on scene, a lady came out later identified as jovan's mother, stating there was a lady inside shot multiple times. officers went in and she was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. about 20 minutes later, about ten minutes after 8:00, we received a call from arrow head stadium security and they had stated that jovan belcher was standing out in the parking lot of the practice facility with a gun to his head. when the officers arrived there, when they were getting out of their car they started to approach. and that is when jovan walked the opposite direction and shot and killed himself. >> oh, my gosh. and the coach sai
backer jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend kasandra perkins. he then drove to the stadium and shot himself in front of his head coach and team manager. we're faced with a senseless tragedy involving gun violence. last night sportscaster bob costas used the words of jason whitlock to weigh in. >> our current gun culture ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and more convenient store confrontations coming from loud music from a car will leave more teens bloodied and dead. handguns exacerbate our flaws tempt us to escalate arguments and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows. but here, wrote jason whitlock, is what i believe: if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> that statement has enraged the great defenders of america's gun culture at fox news. they put forth their best efforts to smear bob costas in the everies. >> bob costas in the standards of
. >>trace: in fact, they were providing jovan belcher with couples counseling but right before he killed himself he told the chiefs general manager the counseling was not enough. we are also now learning that hours before the shooting, kasandra came home from a concert at 1:00 o'clock in the morning and they argued and jovan belcher left the house. he was fund sleeping if his bentley an hour and a half later and they knocked on the window and he said he was waiting for a girlfriend and called another woman, he went inside that other woman's apartment, and he stayed there until 6:30 in the morning and he left and got home at 7:00 in the morning and that is when that final argument began. >>shepard: the bently was seen in front of the other woman's house repeatedly and now we get word he has a hit or had a history of violence. >>trace: involving women. we pulled a report from fix 26 when he was at the university of maine and it details the violent outburst and i quote, "i found him being treated the injuries consistent of possible sever thumb and laceration to the wrist and i was told belc
chiefs linebacker jovan belcher to murder his girlfriend and then kill himself. saturday's murder/suicide stunned the team, fans and nfl. but the chiefs played their best game the year beating the panthers 27-21. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: amid the typical game day festivities reminders of a team tragedy. the coach greeted fans with a heart felt gesture just one day after watching linebacker jovan belcher take his life. >> it's tough when circumstance happen you can't undo them. so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family and friends and rely on your faith. >> it's going to affect the perkins family, the belcher family, his daughter for many years to come. not just today or in the next few weeks. >> reporter: authorities say belcher shot and killed cassandra perkins saturday morning at home. he then drove to the team's practice facility where he shot himself in front of the coach and the general manager. >> after talking to the captains they also felt like it was best we play, if for no other reason it takes our mind off our misery for a few hours. >> report
-suicide involving kansas city line backer jovan belcher. in a column written by jason whitlock because, quote, whitlock said it so well. >> handguns do thought enhance our safety. they exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and their position connection to football will be analyzed. who knows? but here wrote jason whitlock is what i believe if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun he and cassandra perkins would both be alive today. >> the 93-year-old costas has gotten a bit of blow back for his comment as the nra-ceo said, quote, people turn on nbc to watch a football game and didn't want to listen to bob costas make excuses about a murder and wining about his social agenda of gun bans in the middle of a football game. remi, let's go to you first. whether you believe in gun control or not, i can't remember. it is half time at a chief hfs panthers -- chiefs-panthers game which for your information is football. really the best place to make a political statement? >> yes. isn'
-suicide by jovan belcher. bill o'reilly just sat down with costas moments ago to talk about the controversy. we at "the five" have the first clip. you will hear that in a moment. first, a 9/11 call has just been released in the case. this is belcher's mother cheryl shepard pleading for help after the mother of her granddaughter was shot by her own son. listen. >> dana: his mom obviously a strong woman, kimberly. some people asked today is it the case of the law that you have to release a 9/1 9/11 dash 911 tape like this or do they keep them private? >> andrea: if a request is made, subpoena to the tape and get reporting they are allowed to because it's part of the public record. once you do the proper steps you can get it. certain case, judge or prosecutor is pending, which we don't have here, because everybody is deceased that was involved in it. they can block it and say it's in the best interest to keep this sealed or out of the public domain. you can imagine a situation like to is very traumatic. this little girl is going to grow up knowing that her father murdered her mother. this tape is
jovan belcher put the gown his head. we did speak to a man late last night that is the agent for both jovan belcher and head coach romeo. he said the chiefs staff, as you can imagine, is just shocked by this whole incident, but that they will go on, and the team decided that it's best to go on with the game today. i can't stress more, though, randi, that everybody who knew jovan said this was totally out of character. there were no signs of anything like this coming. it's just a shock to everyone here. >> and what about the couple's 3-month-old daughter who was also at the home at the time? >> reporter: 3-month-old daughter was at home work as i mentioned, jovan's mother. according to the kansas city star, they spoke last night with corbeck brady quinn, who says that players will be collecting or starting some sort of a fund to take care of that little girl who is now left without per parents. one more little bit of information that we can share with you about jovan belcher is his concern for children. his agent said he has a history of working with children. his next door neighbor sa
. clearly an attempt by the chiefs to make sure that jovan belcher's girlfriend is not forgotten in all of this as a high profile nfl football player is in the midst of this tragic story. but this was a far cry from any kind of normal nfl football game on a sunday afternoon, don. the stadium was very empty, very quiet throughout much of the game. clearly not a ruccous atmosphere you would usually find at arrowhead stadium. the kansas city chiefs are known for supporting their fan despite this being a rather miserable season that the chiefs are enduring. but after the game the head coach of the football team, romeo crennel spoke to reporters. he was one of the coaches who witnessed jovan belcher killing himself at their practice facility yesterday morning. >> it is tough when circumstances happen. you can't undo them. you have to rely on each other, your family and friends and rely on your faith. and that's what the team tried to do. today we were able to do that and try to work our way through the tragedy. and knowing that it's not over today it still will go on tomorrow, the next day a
's murder/suicide. jovan belcher was out partying with another woman the night before he shot his girlfriend, kasandra perkins. belcher and oert woman became separated. he wound up returning to her apartment complex. when he couldn't find her, he crashed at her neighbor's house and the neighbor says belcher was drunk. he returned home the next morning, several hours after perkins got back from a night out. the couple argued and belcher killed perkins, later killing himself. >> we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of jovan and pray that those memories will bring us peace as we grapple to understand the unpredictable and tragic ending of his life and the life of kasandra perkins. >> kasandra perkins released a statement saying, quote, we appreciate the outpouring of love and concern for our kasandra "kasi" perkins. our hearts are truly broken for kasi. she was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, mother and friend. please keep us in your hearts and prayers as well as the belcher family for two lives were lost, end quote. >>> attorneys for george zimmerman have posted a
geer advised coming up. >>> we'll start with kansas city where linebacker jovan belcher. he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old girl. john? >> reporter: dan, good morning. we're right here on the field. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. tragically it ended seven hours later. he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. >> reporter: police say saturday morning he shot and killed kasandra perkins the mother of his daughter at their home. police say belcher's own mother was in the house, saw the murder and called 911. he then jumped in his car and dr
into the locker room this afternoon. yesterday linebacker jovan belcher shot himself in front of the general manager and the head coach after killing his girlfriend. the chief's owner and fans reacted to the murder-suicide. >> we have so many guys on the team and coaching staff who are really hurting. >> very sad. it is sad for a mother who loses her son, sad for the baby. just sad. >> a family member said today jovan belcher did not suffer from head injuries and the friend of a victim said tensions grew between them after the birth of their daughter three months ago. >>> to our continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff. treasure secretary got blunt today about taxes. he said the obama administration will refuse any deal that keeps tax cuts in place for wealthy americans. republicans are meeting that idea with stiff resistance. >> reporter: with the clock ticking and the fiscal cliff looping closure he says the white house will only agree to a plan that includes higher tax rates. >> if they are going to force higher rates on all americans because they are unwilling for 2% of the americans, tha
. kim, first to you. >> a miss to bob costas who used kansas city linebacker jovan belcher and used the murder of his girlfriend to go on rant on costas the usual nonsense about gun violence, the fact that he said it at all. americans are hit over the head with political fights, tax cliffs, spending, and we turn to football precisely for escape and we do not have to hear anybody's political opinions, stick to sports. >> lance armstrong was stripped of 7 tour de france titles this fall and the only american to have won cycling's biggest race, started a group called change cycling now and pushing to take over the international cycling federation, he won fair and clean in the '80s and dramatically and wants it change cycling. if anyone can do it and change the culture of doping in sports, it can be someone like greg lamond. >> paul: james. >> a hit to michigan governor rick snyder he would sign right to work legislation soon on his desk. anyone in in america should be able to choose to support a union and choose not to. >> that's big news, potentially for economically in michigan, and
the carolina panther, the team deciding not to reschedule the game after linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend in front of her mother and then driving to the training facility where he shot himself in front of the coach and general manager. casey wine is in kansas city for us this morning. local media report the two had a fight after a concert friday night. what do you know about that? >> reporter: we don't know much about the concert that the kansas city star is reporting about. we do know police say there was some sort of argument either late friday night or early saturday morning before this tragic -- these two tragic shootings happened. we spoke last night with a next door neighbor of jovan belcher and of his girlfriend. they had been living in that house for about a year, the neighbor told us. the neighbor did not want us to use his name. he said that the two appeared to have been getting along very, very well. they had a baby just three months ago, born on september 11th. they were both proud parents, very happy by all outward appearances. the neighbor tells us that he heard n
ahead. we'll have joe linta, agent for the kansas city chief es linebacker jovan belcher, remember he tragedy took his own life after shooting his girlfriend over the weekend. connecticut democratic senator richard blumenthal will be ining us. we'll have republican congressman from florida, connie mack, and california republican mary bono mack joining us as well. and former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, tiki barber is with us, as well. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning is those pacific storms in northern california. third one in five days from san francisco to sacramento, floodwaters and fierce winds have been knocking out power to thousands of people. some people who lived in the areas for decades say they have never seen anything like this. >> thing just went up fast. >> we've had previously where it's gotten up real high but hasn't gotten this bad. >> do you live right here in the park? >> right here. >> right here? yeah, right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street bec
, corey booker lives on food stamps. the nfl steps in with a million dollars for jovan belcher's orphan daughter and high resolution images of your planet earth from space. the new technology uses filtering techniques that allows the images such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflecting moonlight to be seen by the naked eye. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib no
that guy, number 59, jovan belcher of the kansas city chiefs. he is dead tonight, suicide. there's something else. police believe he killed his girlfriend about 20 minutes earlier. jovan belcher was a four-year starting linebacker, 25 years old. his girlfriend was 22. they had an infant daughter. police say belcher shot himself in the head in front of his coach and general manager in the parking lot of the chiefs' training facility. >>> alabama will play notre dame for college football's national championship. the crimson tide beat georgia tonight 32-28 to win the southeastern conference
linebacker jovan belcher speaking out today trying to make sense of this tragedy. >> we are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. >> reporter: belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, saturday. tonight her family releasing this statement saying "please keep us in your hearts and prayers, as well as the belcher family, for two lives were lost." and here inside the chiefs' practice facility, you can see his locker is still filled with all of his gear. the team says they don't know when or if his locker will be cleared out this season. the incident reignited the gun control debate. sportscaster bob costas taking a stand on sunday night football. >> if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> reporter: today chiefs head coach, romeo crennel, who witnessed belcher's suicide, added his voice. >> all i know is a player with a gun and i know it's not a good thing. >> reporter: but what drove belcher to kill? was it a head injury, so common in football, or was this another tragic instance of domestic violence, which kills t
. the search for answers in the murder/suicide case involving nfl linebacker jovan belcher. >>> and later, prepare for landing. the amazing time-lapsed video that shows just how busy our skies really are. >>> and welcome back, everyone. there's another recall for the brand-new ford escape that affects about 73,000 2013 models with 1.6 liter engines that could catch fire. another 16,000 fusions, they're also being recalled. ford isn't sure what it's going to do to fix the problem but owners can get a free loaner car while the automaker figures it out. no injuries have been reported yet. >>> well, get ready to get angry, folks. airlines are looking for new fees they can collect from passengers. they're already make something $36 billion a year from food, drinks, baggage, better seats. and now executives have spent a three-day conference recently, brainstorming ideas, that's right, for even more fees. airlines are looking to maximize how much they can make off the data they collect from their passengers. >> are they going to charge us for air? >> that's next, trust me. >>> well, starting tod
. starting linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed himself in front of his general manager and coach today. and earlier investigators say he killed his girlfriend. we'll have more on the story including what happened moments before the shooting coming up in sports in just about 15 minutes. >>> a clerical worker strike in southern california is nearly shut down businesses at two of the nation's busiest docks. both ports handle about 40% of the nation's import trade. >>> we are on storm watch tonight. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza shows the rain has returned. so has the traffic. just ahead the latest on the storm that's just getting started around here. also -- >>> the dreary weather couldn't keep people away from celebrating a holiday tradition in the south bay. looks like they were having a pretty good time. we're back in a moment. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to wa
linebacker jovan belcher shot the 22-year-old woman before he headed to the stadium he was expected to play in tomorrow afternoon. it was there he turned the gun on himself. thanh truong joins us from arrowhead stadium in kansas city. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you. arrowhead stadium is a symbol of pride for this city and the kansas city chiefs but there is a lot of sorrow here right now after a deadly day ended not far from where i'm standing. shortly before 8:00 this morning, gunfire erupted at this kansas city suburban home. >> when we arrived, a lady came out and said her daughter had been shot by her boyfriend several times inside the residence. we went in the residence. she was taken to the local hospital where she died a short time later. >> reporter: just ten minutes later at arrowhead stadium a man with a gun. >> we got a call at the arrowhead stadium to the practice facility in regard to a person who was in the parking lot armed with a handgun. when the officers pulled up they actually observed a black male who had a gun to his head and was talking to a couple coac
one day after teammate jovan belcher killed his girlfriend before taking his own life outside the stadium. >> it's tough. you miss him. he was a great guy. a great teammate who loved his family. and my heart goes out to them. our prayers are with them. >> reporter: as part of a pregame ceremony, they observed a moment of silence for victims of domestic abuse. after running back peyton hillis scored the game's first touchdown, he ran over to coach romeo crennel to give him a hug. police say early saturday morning, belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, kasandra perkins, the mother of his daughter at their home. he then got in his car and drove to the facility at arrow head stadium where he thanked coaches for believing in him. moments later, he walked away, shooting himself in the head as the coach and general manager looked on in horror. police are trying to figure out what caused him to snap. he and his girlfriend were arguing after she returned late from a concert. >> it was an individual that did something that he snapped. that, i don't understand and i probabl
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